Desiree’s passion for travel and languages began at the University of Florida, where she earned her BA in English and Spanish. Upon graduating, she lived for two years in Madrid, Spain teaching English as a Foreign Language. Since then Desiree completed her MA in Spanish Literature at the University of Virginia and has taught Spanish language, dance and film in the central Virginia area. She is excited to serve as TA for the Introduction to International Relations course under Professor Sánchez. She hopes to employ her knowledge of European politics, history and cultures in assisting the students. Desiree is sailing with her husband Zach, who also is a TA on the voyage.